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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 6/13/17

Clayton Kershaw's matchup is difficult, but his past four starts are good enough to overcome that. Which other players should we target in MLB DFS?

The beauty of daily fantasy baseball is that the top targets are different each and every day. Whether it's the right-handed catcher who destroys left-handed pitching or the mid-range hurler facing a depleted lineup, you're not going to find yourself using the same assets time after time.

While this breaks up the monotony, it can make it hard to decide which players are primed to succeed on a given day. We can help bridge that gap.

In addition to our custom optimal lineups, you can check out our batting and pitching heat maps, which show the pieces in the best spot to succeed on that slate. Put on the finishing touches with our games and lineups page to see who's hitting where and what the weather looks like, and you'll have yourself a snazzy looking team to put up some big point totals. We've also got our Solo Shot Podcast, which breaks down the MLB daily fantasy slate each day. Here's today's episode.

If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitcher

Clayton Kershaw ($12,500 on FanDuel): This may be the worst matchup Clayton Kershaw has faced the entire year as he goes up against a team with a designated hitter that excels against left-handed pitching. That's enough to at least make us be hesitant with Kershaw at this price. Regardless, he still has the upside we want in tournaments. Over his past four starts, Kershaw has been filthy with a 2.51 SIERA, 36.1% strikeout rate, and 5.6% walk rate. There is no safe selection in tonight's pool at pitcher, so you may wind up going with Kershaw in cash, but he's certainly more desirable in tournaments due to the matchup.

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